The University of Leeds
Who was the client:
Leeds University. The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and are renowned globally for the quality of their teaching and research.
What were the clients needs and issues?
The university needed one of their greenhouse to be fitted with LED luminaire as part of a feasibility study into the performance of the lighting system and the impact on plant growth.
The study was positive and Leeds Uni required seven of the remaining greenhouses to be converted with the LED luminaires.
How did Remark help?
The project consisted of providing and installing 84 PhytoLux LED lights alongside 28 lighting racks units across the seven greenhouses.
Leeds University required 3 of the 4 racks in each of the greenhouses to be adjustable in height so a single pulley system (rigs) was also installed while the 4th lighting array was fixed directly to the fabricated Unistrut.
The Remark Group ensured that our technicians work was carried out in a safe, clean and professional standard to reflect Remarks core principles and values for our client.
90% of the rigs were constructed in the Remark Group’s workshop prior to transportation to reduce downtime in the greenhouses which were in operation. Each of the greenhouses had to be completed prior to moving onto the next one to minimising downtime and disruptions for the university.
Once erected, the luminaires were connected to local switches via heavy duty coiled flex. All fixings and materials used had to be suitable for the various environmental conditions modelled in the greenhouses.